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Geo 15 Discover Turkey 6 Nights

Geo 15 Discover Turkey 6 Nights

(Istanbul / Ankara / Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale / Kusadasi / Istanbul )
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Discover all the highlights of Turkey on a road trip through the county in the shortest time and the most economical way possible…

Day 01            Fly / Istanbul                                                            (-)
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel – check-in time is 1400 hours. In the afternoon, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise.  Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 02            Istanbul / Ankara/ Cappadocia                              (B/L/D)
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the 08:00 hrs flight to Ankara, capital of Turkey and one of the fastest growing cities in the world with a history dating back 3000 years. Upon arrival visit the Anatolian Civilisations Museum that also exhibits the remains of Catalhoyuk, the Neolithic village dating back to 6500 BC. Then, visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. After lunch at a local restaurant, your next destination is the mysterious Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 03            Cappadocia                                                              (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel, morning visit to the underground city of Kaymaklı & Citadel of Uçhisar. After lunch continue with the valley of “Göreme” & open air museum. The last sites will be Paşabağ valley and Avanos. Return to hotel for dinner & overnight (B,L,D).

Day 04                       Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale                         (B/L/D)
Early departure for Konya. On the way visit the 13 th century Seljukian caravanserai “Sultanhan”. The next stop will be Konya which is famous with Mevlana Museum and the Theological Scholl of Whirling Dervishes. Lunch enroute, drive to Pamukkale (B,L,D,).

Day 05                       Pamukkale / Kusadasi                                             (B/L/D)
Breakfast and visit the ancient city of Hierapolis.The ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard of the ancient world, Roman Baths, Basilica and calcium cliffs. Drive to Aphrodisias.After lunch visit the Greco-Romen settlement which is remarkably well preserved. The ancient city is dedicated to the Godess of Love, Aphrodite. Drive to Kuşadası, dinner and overnight.


Day 06                       Kusadasi /Istanbul                                                   (B/L)

After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Proceed to visit Ephesus, and see the spectacular ruins from the period of  St. Paul, some of which are recently excavated.  After lunch, transfer to airport and flight to Istanbul. Upon landing  transfer to hotel in Istanbul. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07            Istanbul/Fly                                                              (B)      
After breakfast, depart for a half-day sightseeing tour of the Sultanahmet district at the heart of old Istanbul. Visit St. Sophia (On Mondays replaced by the Chora Church Museum). Next, visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Walk through the Hippodrome, the stadium of the ancient Byzantium. Finish the tour at the Grand Bazaar, which was the commercial heart of the old city. Its 4,000 shops are full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewellery, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar (closed on Sundays), you may indulge in a little shopping, Ottoman style. After the tour transfer to airport.

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